In my teenage years up to my twenties, I realised my body shape was not the same as everybody else around me, I was very skinny and small at the top but round and wide at the bottom. This automatically attracted unnecessary attention to my lower half, I spent those years covering up my body shape in baggy clothes, against all advice.
A few years ago, I stumbled on a body shape test and I came out as Pear Shape. So what if I am Pear shaped, There are loads of people and celebrities who fall into this category and have embraced it by dressing it up in a more sultry way. I didn’t want to go down that route until I learnt that personality matters when you are dressing up your body shape.
I discovered my personality and I learnt to embrace what I have, the compliments, acknowledgement and the ‘stares’ that come with it. I have learnt to accept my identity in my Pear body Shape.
So, my body shape is Pear. This means that I have narrow shoulders, small waist but full womanly hips.
Wondrous waist. You have a thin waist, narrow ribs and shoulders, with full, womanly hips.
Style icon: Beyonce
Style tips: Look for clothing with wide collars and details around the bust to balance your lower body. A-line skirts, flared skirts, fitted waists and belts worn at waistline are best for you.
I particularly favour Shabby apple body shape test. You too can take the test here: Shabby Apple
So what is your body shape from the diagrams below?
This means you are beautifully curvy. You have broad shoulders and/or a voluptuous chest, a smaller waist and gorgeous full hips.
Style icon: Marilyn Monroe
Style tips: Look for pieces that accentuate your curves and have a fitted waist. Fitted clothing, strait skirts and belted waists are best for you.
Fantastically fit. You have broad shoulders, muscular legs and arms, and a flat stomach.
Style icon: Venus Williams
Style tips: Look for fitted clothing and clothing that drapes well over muscular figures. Fabrics with stretch, knee length skirts and feminine details like puff sleeves and ruffles are best for you.
Wonderfully willowy. You are thin, with a straight waist and narrow shoulders and hips.
Style icon: Audrey Hepburn
Style tips: Look for clothing with detail at the bust and hips. Puff sleeves, full skirts, ruching at hips and belts at waist give the appearance of a curvier figure.
Perfectly petite. You are smaller than the average woman.
Style icon: Natalie Wood
Style tips: Look for clothing that lengthens your silhouette. Vertical stripes, solid colors, fitted clothing and empire waists are best for you.
Superbly statuesque. You are taller than the average woman.
Style icon: Katherine Hepburn
Style tips: Look for clothing with belts or ties at the waist to break up silhouette. Your height is complimented with patterns and feminine details such as ruffles and sashes.
Ultra feminine. You have a fullness through your core, arms and legs.
Style icon: Queen Latifah
Style tips: Look for clothing that draws attention to your face and elongates your silhouette. Vertical stripes, collars and details at the neck, dark colors, flared skirts and well-fitted clothing are best for you.
Lovely limbs. You have thinner legs and arms, accompanied by fullness through the ribs and stomach.
Style icon: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Style tips: Look for clothing that accentuates your legs and arms. Loose-fitting waists, empire waists, short sleeves and knee-length skirts are best for you.
Check out other ways to determine your body shape below.
You may understand Trinny and Susannah’s body shape quiz below.
My body shape is Pear
What is yours? Find out here HERE